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Life Has its Challenges

Life Has its Challenges

Solomon Omogboye

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Solomon Omogboye's compelling canvas, titled "Life Has Its Challenges," features a large, mesmerizing portrait of a young boy gazing directly at the observer. This evocative artwork provides a profound glimpse into the boy's inner world, conveying a wealth of emotions and experiences.

Omogboye's artistic mission is to infuse his creations with sentiments he hopes others will embrace in their lives: awe, wonder, excitement, gratitude, appreciation, joy, hope, freedom, acceptance, and curiosity.

Born in Lagos, Nigeria, in 1982, Solomon Omogboye is a gifted impressionist painter. His journey began with formal art and industrial design studies at the Lagos State Polytechnic, followed by work at the Lagos National Theatre. He earned the prestigious AADS Best Artist of the Year award in 2007.

Before relocating to South Africa in 2014, Omogboye spent six years as an art teacher. He attributes his prolific output to his mother's influence, herself a teacher. His preferred mediums include charcoal, pastel, acrylic, and oil on canvas, each reflecting his thoughts, inspirations, and ideas.

Omogboye's art has graced exhibitions in various locations, including Lagos, Johannesburg, Franschhoek, and Théoule-sur-Mer, France. Characterized by bold, dynamic brushwork and playful depictions of human anatomy, his work has garnered acclaim locally and internationally, establishing him as a prominent Nigerian artist.

For Omogboye, inspiration blooms during his travels, often discovered in unexpected places. His art is an evolving reflection of his journey towards embracing imperfection and appreciating the innate beauty within it.

About Artist

"I share in my paintings what I hope others get to feel in their lives: awe, wonder, excitement, gratitude, appreciation, joy, hope, freedom, acceptance, and curiosity." 

Solomon Omogboye is a gifted impressionist painter born in Lagos, Nigeria in 1982. He studied art and industrial design at the Lagos State Polytechnic before starting work at the Lagos National Theatre. He won the AADS Best Artist of the Year award in 2007.

Omogboye worked as an art teacher for six years before moving to South Africa in 2014. 

"I've always been a prolific painter, encouraged by my mother, who was a teacher," he says. "My paintings reflect my thoughts, inspiration and ideas, using mainly charcoal, pastel, acrylic and oil on canvas." 

Omogboye has exhibited his work in Lagos, Johannesburg, Franschhoek and in Théoule-sur-Mer, France. His bold, lively paintings, characterised by energetic, bold strokes and capturing playful expressions of human anatomy, have attracted local and international attention for many years, firmly settling him among Nigeria's leading artists.

"The beauty I see in every existence is my inspiration to paint," he says. "For me, painting is a practice of focusing intentions moment to moment – mirroring what life is really about." 

This gifted and humble artist says he finds inspiration wherever he travels – and it's not always the obvious thing that catches his eye. "My paintings reflect what I continue to learn in life: that the only perfection is imperfection and the appreciation of what is."

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This safe and cost-effective packaging is our preferred packaging option. We'll remove the canvas from the stretcher frame and roll it up into this sturdy and protective cardboard tube for shipping. Upon delivery, simply have the canvas re-stretched at your local framer.FLAT-PACKED / BOXED
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